The Happy Hippos Cloth Diaper and Cloth Pad Patterns

Kentucky, United States

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Announcement    Hi! Welcome to The Happy Hippos! Bringing you cloth pad patterns and cloth diaper patterns digitized in PDF form...from our Hippos to yours.
...because every hippobottomus deserves cloth.

Also please check out my facebook groups


Last updated on 01 May, 2019

Hi! Welcome to The Happy Hippos! Bringing you cloth pad patterns and cloth diaper patterns digitized in PDF form...from our Hippos to yours.
...because every hippobottomus deserves cloth.

Also please check out my facebook groups



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Becky Dunlap

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Becky Dunlap


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About TheHappyHippos

Sales 23,897
On Etsy since 2013

The Happy Hippos... bringing you handmade items from my hippos to yours!

First I have 6 awesome kiddos ages 15 to 7, 3 boys and 3 girls, a rockin awesome husband, and I love to sew!! Although I'm out of the diaper loop now I thoroughly enjoyed cloth diapering all 6 of my kids and am beside myself excited to be back in the cloth diaper world talking and making diapers. 10 years ago I had my own wahm business making and selling Beccabottoms Diapers. At that time each week I'd stock About 30 diapers that sold out in 2 seconds and often the site would crash and things would oversell since there were several people buying at once. I had major postpartum depression and the business was just too much, so i ended up selling it.
5 years ago I made new patterns and sold diapers for a few months (Dunlap Designs). My youngest though was ill as an infant and required a lot of extra time, and couple that with severe depression and I just wasn't able to keep at it.
A year later I found out I have type 2 Bipolar Depression. It's been 3 1/2 years now and I've healed and things have improved so much since then!!
I've been on a journey to health and healing for the last 12 months through clean healthy eating and now for the last 7 months I've been weaning from bipolar meds to lots of supplements. I can say I feel like a different person! I'm so so grateful!!!!!
I began sewing again to help pay for my supplements and healthy lifestyle. Food is expensive, healthy food even more so. My insurance paid for prescriptions but supplements aren't covered under insurance and are very very expensive. My life has been changed by clean foods and supplements so I'm passionate about it.
And now, I'm embarking on a new journey back into the wahm world (work at home mom) and I'm so hopeful, and thankful for all that God has done and is doing in my life! I'm truly blessed!
And for the name.... well the Hippo is our family "Pet"... if something is missing "The hippo ate it", if someone did something.. "The hippo did it"... it's just a silly thing, but my hubby came up with the Happy Hippos and it was an instant hit!
In 2013 I ventured into making cloth menstrual pads for myself since I had been hearing from others that they help with cramping, length of period, and are more comfortable. For the first time in all my life I didn't itch during and for a full week after my period. The irritation was gone. My periods got much less painful too and now I hardly have cramps. I love them! I started making some here and there as special items when my customers would ask. In 2014 I started making them more often. Now I mostly make pads. I find them super rewarding and feel like I can help other ladies and girls.
My 3 girls have often sewed with me... Rebecca 12 just started sewing about 6 months ago, but Sarah 11 and Abby 9 have been sewing for a good 3 years. This year in January they started making cloth pads to build a stash for themselves for when they start their cycles... well within weeks they were making them for others. Their skills absolutely amaze me!! I can't even explain how totally awesome it is to have them beside me sewing. We are having a blast!!
Update 6/2016!
I'm happy to say that The Happy Hippos is growing strong and thriving. We have just introduced a line of pad pdf patterns and are super excited to share our pattern designs with you guys. More patterns coming (cloth diapers, more pad patterns, etc).
Please come along with us on our journey! We couldn't do this without you!

Check out my facebook page at

Please join my cloth talk and swap group for ready made pads for sale, sales, raffles, giveaways, auctions, and good fun conversation! Happy Reusables!!

And for our PDF Pattern sewing group please join us at

I also stock ready made pads at

Thank you so much for looking! Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

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  • Becky Dunlap

    Owner, Wife, Mama, Child Of God, Seamstress

    Hi, I'm Becky. I'm the owner and seamstress behind The Happy Hippos. I'm blessed to have an amazing husband and 8 awesome kids ages 10-19 years old. We live in Kentucky. The Happy Hippos is something fun that God's using to help support my family.

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